The Tolkien Road – Ep. 38 – The Lord of the Rings – Bk1Ch12 – Flight to the Ford

Concerning “Flight to the Ford,” Book 1, Chapter 12 of The Lord of the Rings, wherein Strider and the hobbits deal with the aftermath of the Black Riders’ attack…

Hey there fellow travelers! Welcome to The Tolkien Road, a long walk through the works and philosophy of J.R.R. Tolkien.  On this episode, we continue our discussion of The Lord of the Rings with Book 1, Chapter 12 of Fellowship, “Flight to the Ford”, wherein Strider and the hobbits make a last desperate dash for Rivendell.  By the way, if you haven’t already, please leave The Tolkien Road a rating and feedback on iTunes. We’d love to know what you think of the podcast. Enjoy the show!

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Topics of discussion include:

  • Tolkien Haiku (4:00)
  • What Sam saw… (16:30)
  • The mighty name of Elbereth (22:00)
  • Athelas (24:40)
  • Frodo’s regret (28:00)
  • Frodo growing ill (34:00)
  • Bilbo’s Trolls (36:45)
  • Sam’s Poem (readaloud) (44:55)
  • Glorfindel (51:00)
  • Description of Black Riders (59:30)
  • The Mighty Waters (1:07:00)
  • Favorite Passages (1:12:00)

And much more!

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